Swiss company incorporation
LPG Geneva offers clients much more than Swiss accounting services, especially in assisting clients in forming a Swiss company. LPG can guide you through the incorporation paperwork and process, and also offer knowledgeable advice on how to best take advantage of incorporating in Switzerland with their deep knowledge of Swiss corporate tax law and Swiss tax treaty on double taxation.
Forming a Swiss company: the basics
The Swiss SA
According to Swiss law the following steps must be carried out for Swiss company incorporation for an SA company (Swiss PLC):
- The capital can be paid in cash or in kind; There must be at least one shareholder;
- A minimum share capital of 100,000 CHF is required for Swiss company incorporation, of which at least 50,000 CHF is required to be paid in at the time of incorporation;
- Shares can be issued in the form of registered or bearer shares;
- There must be at least one designated administrator, who must be a physical person.
The Swiss SARL
According to Swiss law the following steps must be carried out for Swiss company incorporation for an SARL company (Swiss LLC):
The capital can be paid in cash or in kind, and additional requirements may eventually be implemented at the expense of shareholders by the articles of association;
There must be a minimum of one shareholder;A minimum of 20,000 CHF is required to be paid in when the company is registered;
Usually the management is provided by the shareholders.
It must be stressed that Swiss law requires that at least one person on a Swiss company's board of directors or management must reside in Switzerland.
LPG Geneva, Swiss accounting services, also can advise on the Swiss tax treaty pertaining to your country, and also offers a service to provide a registered legal Swiss address with its Swiss office provider service in Geneva.